An Evening with Tom Neilson

If you liked the work of Pete Seeger, the Chad Mitchell trio, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Lehrer, Mark Russell, and others like them, you’ll thoroughly enjoy meeting and listening to Tom Neilson.  If you're too young to remember any of these great singers, you'll enjoy Tom’s music anyway.

Coach, historian, and educator, Tom provides a voice for all those who believe in the power of folk music to effect change. His award-winning songs of humor and compassion on 14 Folk CDs have been performed in 21 countries on 5 continents. His lyrics are celebrated for their sophistication, political astuteness, and wit.

Biography: Click on this link to learn about this wonderful songwriter, singer, and political and social activist, and his many awards.

Listen to Tom's Music: Click on this link to visit the SoundClick Web site, with many examples of Tom's music and songs.

Admission: There is no charge for admission. However, a $20 donation is suggested. Parking is free.

If you'd like to talk to Tom before his performance, you should arrive early. If he is preparing with tuning and warming up, we request that you respect that.

Sponsored by the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area.

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  • Bill P.

    I expected a great performance and I was not disappointed. From the applause, laughter, and occasional silence (during the more moving songs), I could see everyone else was anything but disappointed.

    John Lucas, accompanied by his son, ensured his sound-system configuration was as outstanding as the performance itself. Flawless, in fact.

    Some people asked me if we could bring Tom back next year, as much as anything to give those who missed the performance a chance to experience the same level of enjoyment. I hope to make it happen again.

    Thank you, Ikelmans, for providing Tom with overnight hospitality and accommodation. Thank you, David Jacobs, for your willingness to be the cashier for the generous donations, and Elaine Potts for assisting David in so pleasant a manner.

    Thank you, Esther Franklin, for helping me promote the event at the earlier UUSS Meet the Artist reception.

    Thank you also, to anyone I've overlooked.

    Onward and upward (in a secular sense, of course).


    March 23, 2014

  • Kenneth E. N.

    Wonderful. Clever lyrics, some of his songs fall-out funny, some real tear-jerkers. Check out "Atheist in the Foxhole" (aka When the Secular Humanist Died), hear it at:[masked]

    March 22, 2014

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